Change the world

At Nelson Mandela University, we don’t see you as a student. To us, you are a world changer capable of so much more than you can ever imagine. 

From honours to doctorates, we offer quality and accredited qualifications that enable you to build on your success and reach career heights you never thought possible. 

HOW DO I APPLY?   Follow this four-step process to begin your postgraduate journey at our University.

Making your postgraduate study decisions can be a complicated task so we have simplified the process for you and broken it up into four steps. First you need to find out what you want to study and if you qualify (Step 1), then you move on to applying (Step 2), wait to see if you have been admitted/selected (Step 3) and finally, you can register/enrol (Step 4). Reach the top of your profession at our University!

  1. Discovery

Build on your success with a postgraduate qualification: see what options are available, choose your area of expertise and your career, and see what qualifications you can pursue:

  • Decide what course (qualification) you want to study
  • See what is required to be able to study towards that course (admission requirements)
  • Find out about accommodation and financing your studies
  • Get help on making your decision via online tools, such as the prospectus and quick guides
  1. Application

Decided what you want to study? Meet the requirements? Right, now you can apply:

  • Apply online to study a postgraduate qualification at Nelson Mandela University
  • Apply for accommodation at Nelson Mandela University
  • Apply for funding
  1. Admission

Submitted your application? Now you can:

  • View your admission status
  • View your residence admission status
  • Change your study choice
  • Change your contact details
  • Confirm any admission offer you may have received so that we can reserve a place for you
  1. Registration

If you’ve been admitted to study at Nelson Mandela University – congratulations!

  • Pay any relevant fees that may be due
  • Take part in the orientation programmes to find out how and where to do things on campus
  • Find out when you can register for your course
  • Go through the registration process to enrol in your chosen subjects (modules)
  • Find out when lectures start


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  |   Quick access to all the information you need

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We offer multi-disciplinary postgraduate qualifications and short courses across seven faculties. Discover the qualification that equips you with the knowledge and skills to reach your full potential. 

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Full-time study

Our accredited, full-time qualifications give you the opportunity to explore a subject area that fascinates you and adds value to your personal development and your skill set.  

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